2015 Out of Step Margin Walker

Yarra Valley, VIC

Extremely limited release. Only 264 bottles made.


Out of Stock


About The Wine

The Margin Walker is a wine designed to tell the story of a special part of one vineyard in the Yarra Valley.

As Nathan Reeves told us, "This is made from the first few rows we got access to in the Lusatia Park Vineyard. This year we kept that fruit separate, allocated it to our two best second use barrels and left it to do its thing for over a year."

Variety takes a back seat to the story of place with this wine. You are meant to feel a connection to this part of the Yarra as you drink it. It's a great achievement, one that few other producers are brave enough to attempt in our variety-centric wine culture.

Campbell Mattinson was suitably impressed, saying, "Quality is not in dispute... Weight and style are the first impression; length and elegance the lasting." - 94 points. In this wine you can see the maturing of the Out of Step brand. Sometimes wine is about more than just the grape.

About The Producer

Dave Chatfield is the man behind the Out Of Step project.

After working vineyards in the Yarra Valley for years, Dave decided it was time to start his own thing.

The philosophy behind his wines: “To be great it must be real, expressive & honest.”

The wines are made with very little tinkering in the winery, allowing the great vineyards he sources fruit from to shine.

Based in the Yarra Valley, but sourcing fruit from various parts of Victoria, Out Of Step is forging a reputation for serious, eye-catching wines at a great price.

Dave Chatfield, OoS winemaker
Dave Chatfield, OoS winemaker
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

This is not a wine about variety. This is a wine about a place…..and a winemaking ethos.

Only 264 bottles were produced from a very special patch of fruit on the Lusatia Park vineyard in the upper Yarra Valley. Wine from the fringe…..the Margin Walker. There’s no disputing the quality of the fruit that is grown on the Lusatia Park Vineyard just outside the township of Woori Yallock in the Yarra.

Deep, red volcanic, free draining soils coupled with vine age, limited yields & a north facing slope approximately 200m above sea level combine to produce grapes of outstanding concentration. And in 2015 we had a growing season as close to perfect as they come. Long steady ripening ensured slow & even development, complex flavours & balance.

Limited to just 264 bottles, the wine was made by whole bunch pressing to a French oak barrique, wild fermented & left on lees in its barrel for around 5 months. Then racked, but not fined or filtered, & bottled in August 2015. Volume: 264 bottles Site: Lusatia Park Vineyard, Woori Yallock (Yarra Valley)

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"It’s steely, nervy, clearly oak-influenced, gravelly and intense. Quality is not in dispute. Grapefruit and cut grass aspects bite through sweet, cedary, smoky oak. As the wine breathes the oak recedes and the bright, buoyant, glistening quality of the fruit shines through. Length too is excellent. Weight and style are the first impression; length and elegance the lasting." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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